Rabbi Menachem Schmidt co-founded Jewish Heritage Programs in 1993 and has guided its activities and expansion to several regional college campuses.
was a pioneer in peer to peer campus outreach and mentoring of college students by community professionals.
direction, Jewish Heritage Programs
became an umbrella group for the Jewish Business Network (JBN), Young Professionals Network
(YPN), Old City Jewish Art Center
(OCJAC), and the JHP Mentoring
program while continuing its programming on the university level.
Menachem was also instrumental in founding Philadelphia's Jewish Relief Agency, which distributes food to more than a thousand impoverished families each month, as well as the Chabad on Campus International Foundation, where he currently serves as President.
Rabbinic Ordination from Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch in Montreal in 1980, the same year he
wife, Chava, founded Lubavitch House
at Penn, where Menachem
serves as Executive Director.
Rabbi Schmidt is also a musician and he plays lead guitar in the Baal Shem Tov chasidic rock band.
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